Hacking Change Management: Part 1

Article Summary: We define “hacking” as solving complex, yet very common problems by leveraging non-traditional methods In leading transformation, nontraditional techniques enable rapid pivoting in response to volatile challenges In a real-world example, the client’s attention had been stolen by competing priorities and an overemphasis on desired outcomes – instead of defined objectives – and […]

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Values don’t just matter: they are behind every choice we make

By Carl Miller, President of Impact Makers Why do values matter? It’s a great question and the answer is obvious. Or is it? Most leaders and employees intuitively know that an organization needs values. However, if 35 years in the workplace has shown me anything it is that most leaders and employees seem to never […]

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Scared of 2018 Infosec? We see opportunities and so should you

Before looking ahead, it’s important to take a hard look back. Our information security wiz, Chuck Ross, did both. Chuck presented his findings and his 2018 outlook to the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Security Officer’s Advisory Group. This presentation will provide you and your security team a great launch pad for a more secure 2018. This […]

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How being a B Corp creates unique value (for employees and customers)

We were born to turn consulting on its head. Impact Makers began in 2006 as a for-profit management and technology consulting firm that approaches consulting differently – both in terms of our service to clients and our business model. Just over one decade later, we’re focused on maximizing our impact by growing aggressively, but purposefully. […]

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Birdies, Bogies, and Faster Payments

I was sitting around a table last Sunday having lunch, settling my golf bets with some friends from the day’s round. While we don’t play for much, the betting is secondary to the true prize of bragging rights. Nevertheless, as is custom with our friend group, all bets must be settled right after the round. […]

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Q&A: Talking with John Daniels at HIMSS Analytics

Impact Makers knows first-hand the complexities healthcare organizations face. As the first firm to be certified on all four HIMSS Analytics maturity models, we have significant in-market experience partnering with healthcare organizations and a proven track record of success. HIMSS Analytics is solely-focused on supporting and measuring healthcare transformation enabled by information technology. As an expert global […]

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Cathie Brown recommends protective measures following June 27 ransomware attack

[Cathie Brown is Impact Makers’ VP of Governance, Risk, & Compliance, and the former Deputy Chief Information Security Officer of Virginia] As reported by multiple news outlets, a massive ransomware attack launched on June 27 affected businesses around the globe. This attack shared many of the similarities as the Wannacry attack in May in that […]

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Measure What Matters: Re-Certifying as a B Corp

I had barely gotten settled at my desk as a new B Keeper when the deadline for our re-certification appeared on the horizon. I assumed that answering a catalog of questions and providing some documentation could hardly take more than a month. Obviously, I had never gone through the process! To make things more complicated,

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